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Rehoming figures are better than ever says Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity

Rehoming figures are better than ever says Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity

0 on November 1, 2014, 8:11 am

This year to date World Horse Welfare has rehomed 250 horses – that’s a 56% rise from last year when the charity had only rehomed 160. “It’s extremely encouraging to see so many of our horses going to new homes and confirms that we are getting through to people – that they really do see rehoming a horse as a […]

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Pioneering new project to transform social work in Norfolk

Pioneering new project to transform social work in Norfolk

0 on October 31, 2014, 2:15 pm

Norfolk County Council is to transform the way it works with children and families as part of a pioneering multi-million pound project aimed at revolutionising social work. The County Council is one of ten local authorities working alongside renowned academics Eileen Munro, Andrew Turnell and Terry Murphy on the £4.7m Signs of Safety project. The scheme, which is being funded […]

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Prison sentence for rogue Norfolk builder

Prison sentence for rogue Norfolk builder

0 on October 31, 2014, 2:10 pm

The director of a Norfolk home improvements company was handed a nine month jail sentence Thursday 30 October for leaving Norfolk householders in disarray and out of pocket to the tune of thousands of pounds. David Umney, 53 of Fakenham Road, Drayton, director of Norfolk Home Improvements Ltd which was dissolved in November 2013, had formerly pleaded guilty at Norwich […]

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BBC science reporter receives one of Britain’s top ornithological awards

BBC science reporter receives one of Britain’s top ornithological awards

0 on October 31, 2014, 2:06 pm

At a ceremony in London, BBC Science reporter, Victoria Gill was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) prestigious Dilys Breese Medal, for her exceptional science communication. The medal is awarded for outstanding communication of BTO activities to a wide audience, something that she has achieved several times since first reporting the results of the BTO Garden BirdWatch survey in […]

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Breckland Home Watch Message for Halloween

Breckland Home Watch Message for Halloween

0 on October 31, 2014, 7:35 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley It’s the time of year again that we either love or hate; it’s when local children call on you to seek sweets in exchange for a fright! Pleasingly, we have seen a decline in complaints made by people affected by this and I sincerely hope this year will be no different. […]

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Call for trustworthy traders to help wage war on rogues

Call for trustworthy traders to help wage war on rogues

0 on October 30, 2014, 2:41 pm

Norfolk County Council is stepping up its fight to protect vulnerable Norfolk residents from rogue traders and doorstep callers with a series of events with some of the nations leading home improvement stores and workshops during this year’s National Consumer Week (3-7 November). The push by the council’s Trading Standards service will see events at Ridgeons, Travis Perkins, B&Q and […]

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Norfolk residents urged to be vigilant as FBU announces four days of strikes

Norfolk residents urged to be vigilant as FBU announces four days of strikes

0 on October 30, 2014, 2:11 pm

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is reminding as well as reassuring residents in the county that a 999 service will continue to operate during the four-day strike action which is starts this week. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), including those in Norfolk, are walking out in a dispute over changes to the national pension scheme. The industrial action […]

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From 2011 Wayland Show

Would you like to help with the Wayland Show?

0 on October 30, 2014, 8:55 am

This year some members of the Wayland Show Committee have moved away from our area or are taking on new roles, therefore we have some vacancies and we would love to hear from anyone interested in joining us and helping to organise next year’s Wayland Show. Profits from the show are donated to local charities and good causes, so it […]

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Norfolk County Council seeks views on new savings proposals

Norfolk County Council seeks views on new savings proposals

0 on October 30, 2014, 8:36 am

Norfolk County Council is asking for public views on new savings put forward to help close a funding gap next year. Last year (2013) the council asked for views on its Putting People First strategy for saving £189m over three years. As a result of that consultation, the council has already agreed £40m of savings for 2015/16. However, the financial […]

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Breckland Planning Application List weekending 28th October 2014

Breckland Planning Application List weekending 28th October 2014

0 on October 30, 2014, 8:22 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 28th October 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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A simple 4-bed layout for a small allotment.

Allotments are not just for vegetables anymore

0 on October 29, 2014, 10:02 am

Have you ever thought of taking on an allotment? Over the past few years, allotments across towns and cities in England have become so popular that there are long waiting lists in some places. Here in Breckland, our allotments across towns and villages have plots available and now is the best time to rent one. The traditional perception of the […]

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Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB’s most prestigious award

Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB’s most prestigious award

0 on October 28, 2014, 4:39 pm

At the annual RSPB Members’ Day in Birmingham on Saturday 25th October 2014, the RSPB Medal was awarded to the team behind the Bird Atlas 2007–11 in a special presentation that acknowledged its role as a valuable resource to everyone involved in conserving, researching or understanding Britain and Ireland’s birds. The RSPB Medal is the Society’s most prestigious award, recognising […]

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Ten days to Norwich city centre traffic changes

Ten days to Norwich city centre traffic changes

0 on October 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Norwich is looking forward to a bumper run-up to Christmas with just ten days to go before general traffic is removed from popular shopping streets. A year ago, Christmas shoppers in St Stephens Street and Rampant Horse Street had to brave heavy traffic just to cross between popular stores. But for 2014 that will all change, with general traffic being […]

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Norfolk Trails project among those listed for possible People’s Millions funding

Norfolk Trails project among those listed for possible People’s Millions funding

0 on October 28, 2014, 2:56 pm

Norfolk County Council project shortlisted alongside three further Norfolk campaigns for People’s Millions funding A Norfolk Trails health and wellbeing project and three other Norfolk-based projects have been shortlisted by the People’s Millions, to win funding from a national lottery grant. The People’s Millions is a partnership between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. It gives the public a chance […]

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£97m supercomputer makes UK world-leader in weather and climate science

£97m supercomputer makes UK world-leader in weather and climate science

0 on October 28, 2014, 8:19 am

A new £97m Met Office supercomputer will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in weather and climate prediction. The weather’s volatility has long been a popular British conversation topic – but the Government’s plans for a new £97m supercomputer unveiled today will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in weather and climate prediction. The next generation […]

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